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In response to the devastation of Hurricane Matthew in October 2016, the UUSC (Unitarian Universalist Service Committee) is partnering with a respected Haitian relief organization, GARR (Groupe d' Appui au Repatries et Refugie's), to provide humanitarian assistance for marginalized groups overlooked by other relief efforts. This includes cholera awareness and prevention, livelihood support and human rights training for repatriated and stateless refugees living in camps at the Haiti-Dominican Republic border in Anse- a- Pitres, Haiti.

Capture the spirit of giving and attend a multigenerational, fun-filled afternoon at the Holiday Workshop on Sunday, December 11, 2:00-5:00 p.m. As always, the workshop is a great way to make quality inexpensive gifts for the holiday season for teachers, friends, and family. Many of our favorite craft tables will return this year, and we are bringing back the flea market! Enjoy live music, food, and local vendors. This event is open to the community, so grab your family and friends and get into the holiday spirit.

The 13th Amendment to the Constitution outlawed slavery. However, Ava DuVernay, the director of Selma, argues that slavery is being perpetuated through mass incarceration of African Americans in the documentary, 13th.

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Join members of Main Line Unitarian Church, St. David’s Episcopal Church, Central Baptist Church, and Beth Chaim Reform Congregation in watching this extraordinary documentary of racial inequality and the American prison system on Thursday, November 10, 6:30 p.m. at Beth Chaim Reform Congregation: 389 Conestoga Road in Malvern. Refreshments to follow.

As we begin the new church year and think about our future, the Trustees and the Executive Team are evaluating staffing Color Chalice Letterheadplans and organizational models that meet our community’s needs as

Together, We Transform Lives through Love, Service, and Our Welcoming Faith

Background

During the 2015-2016 Church year, Main Line Unitarian Church experienced vacancies in three senior staff positions: the head of Child and Youth Religious Education, the Director of Administration, and the Associate Minister. In response, MLUC’s Board of Trustees raised a Staffing Task Force to evaluate the Church’s needs, consider various staffing options, and prepare a recommendation for how to respond to these vacancies.

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Last weekend at the Living Our Mission Summit, more than 60 members of this congregation began the process of imagining a bold future for our church, grounded in our mission.

Based on MLUC’s culture and history, the Summit participants developed 7 initiatives, to respond to this framing statement: “MLUC’s living out our mission commits us to ….” Those initiatives and the Action Group leaders are: